Need A Motivation Boost? Here Are The Best TED Talks Of All Time

If you asked me to name one YouTube channel I’m absolutely obsessed with, I would have to say the TED Talks. I feel like I’ve watched a billion of them and I love how they’re representing individual opinions instead of showing documentaries. Some of them were especially outstanding to me and today I’ve collected those for you.

#1 Still figuring it out – Tavi Gevinson

Despite having been still a teenager when this Ted Talk aired, Tavi Gevinson has managed to become my favorite Ted Talk of all time. Smart and funny at the same time, she gives you an insight into her world. This girl definitely has something people of all ages can learn from!

#2 The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Adichie

Just like Tavi Gevinson this Ted Talk also combines intelligence and humor while addressing a topic which couldn’t be more important in our modern world.

#3 My Year Reading a Book from Every Country in the World – Ann Morgen

This task is definitely still on my bucket list! Covering a similar topic as Chimamanda Adichie’s Ted Talk, she shows what a great way of speaking she has.

#4 Let’s not use Mars as a Backup Planet – Lucianne Walkowicz

As funny as this might sound as first, the speaker of this Ted Talk is serious about her topic and shows us why it’s so important.

#5 The Enchanting Music of Sign Language – Christine Sun Kim

Personally I’m a big fan of Christine, her style and the way she presents herself to the public, plus this TED talk is something different and really cool.

#6 Falling in Love is the Easy Part – Mandy Len Catron

This talk’s title immediately caught my attention – and the talk itself didn’t disappoint me either!

#7 The power is in the palm of your hands – Allan Pease

This talk is all about how body language affects the way people see you, it could help you get your next job or make new friends!


#8 My philosophy for a happy life – Sam Berns

Sam is an absolutely exceptional person and an exceptional speaker! Here he talks about how to have a happy life, we could all take some notes from him!

#9 We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Adichie

There’s a reason why she’s the only speaker who appears twice on the list: Chimamanda is well-spoken and talks about some really important issues, sexism affects all women so we should listen up!

#10 Why we have too few women leaders – Sheryl Sandberg

Ultimate career girl Sheryl Sandberg talks about the issues with women in leadership and makes a very inspiring talk for all business minded ladies!

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Marie Menke


Born in a German small town and with a passion for writing novels Marie now lives in Spain's lively capitol Madrid and enjoys classical dance, tapas and sunshine.

  • Nona Kichukova

    Really motivational, thank you! <3

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